11th & 12th June 2022

Art in Manufacturing: Raisa Kabir

The works presented at the National Festival of Making interweave geographical and historical connections between these two industrial spaces, global textile archives and communities of Lancashire.


Work exhibited was created in response to a two-year textile archive research project centred around The Textile Manufactures of India, an 18 volume set of fabric sample books assembled in 1866 by John Forbes Watson, a copy of which is held in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.

Resistances reclaims the identities and cultures of the people and places who are rarely credited in British archives by weaving this series of new patterns, including samples from the geographies mentioned, and creating a woven text of pattern designs that relate to collective imaginings of place and belonging in East Lancashire.




2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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